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Former special agent named interim Secret Service chief

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - With the Secret Service reeling in controversy for the second time in two years, the Obama administration Wednesday reached into the service's retirement ranks for an interim director in an attempt to restore stability to the beleaguered agency.
Oct 01, 2014

Former Father Judge High School history teacher, Joe Clancy, today named temp. Secret Seevice Director by Pres. ow.ly/3s9xHP

Oct 01, 2014

RT @rlocker12: Former special agent named interim Secret Service chief usat.ly/1wZvxkT The rain of bad news has stopped, a former director says.

Oct 01, 2014

Former special agent named interim Secret Service chief usat.ly/1wZvxkT via @usatoday

Oct 01, 2014

Former special agent named interim Secret Service chief usat.ly/1wZvxkT The rain of bad news has stopped, a former director says.

Oct 01, 2014

Former special agent named interim Secret Service chief usat.ly/1wZvxkT via @usatoday

Stocks fall at the opening bell

usatoday.com — U.S. stock futures are trading lower Wednesday. On Tuesday the Dow closed down 28.29 points, or 0.17%. The S&P 500 closed down 5.49 points, or 0.28%. The Nasdaq composite shed 0.28%. Investors are watching protests in Hong Kong closely. Benchmarks in Hong Kong and mainland China are closed for the next two days because of holidays.
Oct 01, 2014

Dow plunges 238 points amid global growth doubts usat.ly/YSLwVO via @USATODAY

Oct 01, 2014

RT @USATODAYmoney: Dow off 120 as Street attention zeroes in Hong Kong protests themselves, with markets in Hong Kong and China closed usat.ly/1pqdYW2

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Ebola outbreak: 5 things you need to know now

usatoday.com — The first case of Ebola in a patient diagnosed in a U.S. hospital was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but developed symptoms approximately four days after arriving in the U.S. on Sept. 20. 1.